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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Spherical Earth, Land And Water Hemispheres, Centrifugal Force

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The non-spherical earth: latitudes near earth"s equator bulge out from spherical shape. Centrifugal force: outward force experienced by objects followi
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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Coriolis Force, Atmospheric Circulation, Atmospheric Pressure

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Wind: the movement of air relative to earth"s surface: response to an imbalance of forces acting on air molecules. The concept of pressure: gravitation
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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Intertropical Convergence Zone, Polar Easterlies, Astrophysical Jet

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Adding rotation of earth to the above model would produce surface northeasterly winds in the n hemisphere and southeasterly winds in the s hemisphere.
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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Fluid Parcel, Lapse Rate, Fahrenheit

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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Antarctic Circle, September Equinox, Solar Irradiance

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Plane of the ecliptic: the geometric plane in which earth"s orbit around the sun lies. Seasons occur because of the tilt of the earth. Solstices and eq
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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Water Vapor, Dew Point, Evapotranspiration

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Heat involved in melting is called the latent heat of fusion: evaporation (also known as vaporization) is when it goes from liquid to gas. Latent heat
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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter 3: Unit 3 GEOG 155

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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Intertropical Convergence Zone, Warm Front, Atmospheric Instability

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Source regions: extensive geographic areas with relatively uniform characteristics of temperature and moisture. Air mass: a very large body of air with
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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Ocean Gyre, Ocean Current, Mixed Layer

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Ocean currents: the large-scale movements of water. Solar radiation absorbed at the surface of earth provides the energy to heat the atmosphere and oce
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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Shortwave Radiation, Background Radiation, Sensible Heat

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Kinetic energy has to do with the movement of an object. Chemical energy is in the chemical reactions in things. Radiation: a transmission of energy in
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UNLGEOG 155Rebecca YoungSpring

GEOG 155 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Nitrogen Fixation, Atmospheric Railway, Molecular Mass

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Weather: short-term conditions of the restless atmospheric system that impinge on daily human activities. Climate: long-term conditions of aggregate we
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